Who is ‘Caliban’? Well, the easy answer is…He’s an albino mutant who was once part of the Morlocks.
But how does this tie in with ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’?I don’t know that answer. But…he did become ‘Hellhound’ under Apocalypse, the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse ‘Death’, and the First Horseman of the Apocalypse ‘Pestilence’.
Now in prep for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, where can you read up on ‘Caliban’?
Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla #5 is out today on Comixology (just $1)! Here’s some preview pages to whet your appetite. written by John Reilly, pencils by me, and inks and colors by Dexter Weeks.
synopsis for ish #5: “Mark Twain’s retirement party turns deadly when the book golem William Wilde arrives. Meanwhile, Harry Houdini and Susan Lovecraft learn more than they should when they infiltrate one of Aleister Crowley’s séances.”
In this episode Kara talks throws around some crazy accents and then cries about her shop closing.
Join the comiXologists as they talk about their weekly recommendations! Topics include guerrilla style convention interviews with James Maddox, love and Kickstarter, email email@example.com if you want to read Kara’s fan fiction, Old Man Sexy in Secret Wars, King love, being dead but maybe not being dead??, and concludes with more backlist recommendations from friends of the show!
In the wake of the news that Captain Marvel is getting her own movie, I see a lot of online comments about reading her stories. They are good lists. I do not dispute them.
One comic I don’t see mentioned is Uncanny X-Men 158. I submit that you need to look at this particular issue to see how good Carol was in the days of yore. The days when I was but a child. We may have only had 36 states then. But Carol was getting the full-court press by Chris Claremont.
Published in 1982, this issue is about a year before she becomes Binary. She has been de-powered by Rogue since August 1981, and she’s hanging out with the X-Men. I read this shortly after it was published, and I would have sworn on a stack of Bazooka Joes that Carol was not only an X-Man, but the team leader. Because she does all this in one comic:
+ She spars with the Starjammers and is only defeated when they literally dogpile her.
+ She helps the team sneak into the Pentagon to hack its files on the team.
+ She dishes on her impressive military background.
+ She literally bumps into her archenemy Rogue and charges her, powers be damned.
+ She sneaks off for the primary mission and fights Rogue’s mom, Mystique.
+ She beats Mystique with a chokehold and hands her to the MPs.
+ She wipes out the Pentagon’s intelligence info on the X-Men and her own civilian and hero identity with a resolve to move forward.
It’s a Carol comic guest-starring the X-Men. Other stuff happens, yeah. Kitty thinks about Peter, and the team fight Rogue (and there’s Storm carrying Wolverine even though his skeleton weighs as much as my house).
But, cheese and crackers, people, this was the first time I had seen Carol Danvers, and she clearly has no powers, and she gets the job done like Big Daddy Kane.
And the shewent into space and became Binary (Uncanny X-Men 164). And then she punched Rogue into outer space (Uncanny X-Men 171) and tells the team that if they help Rogue, she’s outta here. And she’s outta there.
She was cool because she was capable even between super powers, and this comic is her showcase. Comixology has it for $2. Give it a try.
Watson and Holmes - A Study In Black - Digital TPB HALF PRICE!
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Long purveyors of quality Transformers fiction (with a few exceptions) IDW is having a sale through Comixology. ANY issue released before 05/14/15 on their website can be snagged for half price when you input the code “IDW” at the Cart Page.
This isn’t limited to just Transformers either, My Little Pony, G.I. Joe, even properties not licensed out by Hasbro. Ghostbusters, TMNT, Star Trek, etc
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My podcast, Less Than Live, just this very day launched a dedicated page on Comixology. It will update each episode with all the titles my guests and I recommend, so if you’re listening and curious to check out some titles we talk about, it’s never been easier!
It looks like this! We’re also working on older episodes’ picks as well, and will be updating those gradually.
SO, if you’re ever wondering “what should I read?” click and check it out! And hey: Make a new account and you can use the code “LETH” before you check out to get 50% off any order over $15. Support your local comic shop whenever you can, of course, but if you’re a digital reader or curious about it, click on through.
Pour yourself another cup of coffee (‘cause you’ll be reading all night) and start clicking “ADD TO CART” at comiXology because we are having a Love and Rockets sale TODAY ONLY! The flagship title of Fantagraphics, now it it’s 32 year, has enough poundage to break a bookcase or two thanks to the trusty and hard-working pens of Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez. Luckily, you can get all the books digitally at comiXology. The Library volumes that start with Jaime and Gilbert’s universes from 1983 through 2008 are only $6.99! The Love and Rockets: New Stories collections featuring the newest comics are only $3.99! And even better, the sale is so you can catch up because Love and Rockets: New Stories #7is hitting the stands, comic bookstore and the digital shelf on Wednesday!
Not sure where to begin or maybe you have some books you’ve already read? Check out our handy “How to Read Love and Rockets” guide since the they’ve been drawing longer than some of you have been a-live. The sale runs from today ONLY and ends at 11pm EST.